Franz Listz — Solo Recital by Eric Chen (曠世琴魔李斯特 — 陳冠宇2011鋼琴獨奏會) is part of a series of concerts to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Franz Liszt. The concert, performed by emerging talent Eric Chen (陳冠宇) includes Liszt’s Liebestraum No. 3 in A-flat, S.541 No. 3, Piano Sonata in B Minor, S. 178, Tarantella and Totentanz.
■ Tomorrow at 7:30pm
■ National Recital Hall, Taipei City
■ Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,000, available through ERA ticketing or online www.ticket.com.tw
Uri and TSO (Uri Caine 的過癮音樂) sees the prolific composer and pianist Uri Caine performing together with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra (台北市立交響樂團) under Yang Chi-chin (楊智欽). The program features two of Caine’s own works: The Diabelli Variations for chamber orchestra and piano solo.
■ Tomorrow at 7:30pm
■ Zhongshan Hall (台北市中山堂), 98 Yanping S Rd, Taipei City (台北市延平南路98號)
■ Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online www.artsticket.com.tw
Lament and Awakening (追憶‧田園) presents violinist Viviane Hagner performing together with the National Symphony Orchestra (國家交響樂團) under Gunther Herbig. The program includes Brahm’s Tragic Overture, Op. 81, Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, Pastorale.
■ Sunday at 2:30pm
■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City
■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,500, available through NTCH ticketing or online www.artsticket.com.tw
Legacy Taipei hosts British synthpop band Hurts tonight. The Manchester duo was on the BBC’s list of most promising bands last year. Tomorrow’s show with Hsu Chia-ying (徐佳瑩) is already sold out. Wednesday’s program features Coconuts (椰子) and Bowz Tiger (包子虎).
■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), Center Five Hall (中五館), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市八德路一段1號)
■ All shows start at 8pm, except Wednesday concerts, which start at 8:30pm
■ NT$1,800 tonight, sold out tomorrow, NT$500 on Wednesday (NT$400 in advance). Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased at ERA ticketing outlets, online through www.ticket.com.tw or www.legacy.com.tw or at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Tonight Revolver hosts Dubwise, an evening of reggae music organized by Islandjam [see The Vinyl Word on this page].
■ 1-2, Roosevelt Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路一段1-2號), tel: (02) 3393-1678
■ Show starts at 10:30pm
■ Entrance tonight is NT$350, includes one drink
The Wall (這牆) hosts Japanese hardcore/screamo band Envy [see story on page 14]. Popular funk rock band Coach (教練樂隊) holds a concert tomorrow to celebrate its eighth birthday. On Sunday, it’s metal night with Revilement, Flesh Juicer, Gorepot and Intenstinal Pancakes (生腸鬆餅).
■ B1, 200, Roosevelt Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1), tel: (02) 2930-0162. On the Net: www.thewall.com.tw
■ Shows start at 8pm tonight, tomorrow and Sunday
■ NT$1,300 tonight, NT$500 tomorrow (NT$400 in advance) and Sunday. Tickets for all shows can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw or tickets.books.com.tw
Jazz guitarist Gin Lin (林華勁) performs with his group tonight at Witch House (女巫店), which regularly hosts shows from both indie rock bands and folk artists in a coffeehouse setting. Female indie rock duo 23.5 performs tomorrow, and on Thursday, it’s acoustic solo performers Marine (馬林) and Erin Xia (夏寧杉).